About Donna R. Milburn, Ph.D., ABPS

Dr. Donna R. Milburn began studying in the field of psychology in 1982 at the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with Honors in 1985 with her Bachelor of Science Degree. Her Honor’s Thesis involved research on infant habituation paradigms. She was accepted into the graduate school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas as one of eight students and began intense training in the area of clinical psychology. She began working with her first patients in 1986 and proceeded to gain additional training in the treatment of personality disorders, suicidal ideation, and transgender disorders with her first cases. Over the years, Dr. Milburn grew in her diagnoses and treatment of a multitude of emotional and behavioral issues. She spent over a year providing psychological assessments, individual, group, and family therapy with adolescents in the Dallas County juvenile justice system. She spent a year at Scottish Rite Hospital diagnosing and treating children between the ages of 18 months and 19 years with psychological and neuropsychological testing. During the course of her studies, she assisted with rotations in the Parkland Hospital psychiatric emergency room diagnosing and making recommendations for treatment for the seriously mentally ill in the Dallas area. Dr. Milburn provided additional assessments, diagnoses, treatment planning, and individual and group treatment for individuals with addictions to alcohol and other substances, sexual addictions, and personality disorders through the Personality Disorders Unit and Substance Abuse Unit at Terrell State Hospital and her years working in the UT Southwestern Adult Outpatient Clinic. She spent several years providing psychological services in a university setting which involved providing consulting information to the medical staff, assisting with psychotropic medication determinations, and working with a variety of disorders that included depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, phobias, anorexia and bulimia, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, adjustment disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma from being victimized by sexual abuse. She completed her research and dissertation on the neuropsychological functioning related to autism spectrum disorders and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in May of 1992. Dr. Milburn began providing individual, marital, family, and group therapy in the Plano area in 1993. She has provided continuing education courses/ training for other professionals and the community in the areas of alcohol/substance addictions and treatment, divorce counseling and child custody recommendations, spirituality and the use of relaxation techniques for stress management, and sexual orientation/ sexual addictions/ sexual dysfunctions/ transgender disorders. She expanded her practice into the area of sports psychology and has worked with young hopefuls and professional athletes in the fields of football, basketball, ballet, cheerleading, and gymnastics. Through the years, she has also supervised other individuals in their training as they worked toward obtaining a license to practice in the state of Texas. At this time, Dr. Milburn has continued in her private practice setting serving the community to the best of her ability.

In addition to her therapeutic services, Dr. Milburn has joined the American College of Forensic Examiners and received additional training related to her services to the legal court system. She has fellow status with the American Board of Psychological Specialties in the areas of psychological assessment, evaluation and testing, child custody evaluations, and neuropsychological testing. A portion of her practice involves providing evaluations for the courts with recommendations about what is in the best interest of the child/ children in these cases.

Dr. Milburn cares about providing the best services possible to those who seek her help. While no psychologist can guarantee that the services provided will be successful, she tries her best to give her clients and the community excellent psychological services.

Donna R. Milburn, Ph.D., ABPS
1700 Alma Drive Ste. 205
Plano, TX 75075

Phone: 972-509-2611x2
Fax: 972-578-5742

Donna R. Milburn, Ph.D.


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